Our poor willow trees have been going through quite a transformation. They used to be tall magnificent things that provided us with cool shade, then last fall because many of their big limbs where leaning quite precariously over our house, we had them whacked off. It was a pretty drastic change, and all through the winter they looked more like cactus than they did trees.
Now that it is spring they are furiously growing back, trying to re-establish themselves by putting out an enormous amount of new shoots. Joan has been referring to them as our “Lollipop trees” or “Dr. Seuss trees,” and I have to admit that is what they look like. While they look a bit ridiculous at the moment, I think that in a few years they will look more normal.
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